2012 Speculative Fiction Challenge


What: 2012 Speculative Fiction Challenge
When: 1 January – 31 December 2012
Who: Adventures of 2.0
Rules: Pick a level.  Read.  Audio and e-books are fine.  No need to list books ahead of time.  Don’t know what “speculative fiction” is?  Quoted from the post:

  • Science Fiction: hard/soft SF, cyberpunk, time travel, alternative history, space opera
  • Fantasy Fiction: dark fantasy, urban fantasy, magic realism, quest, mythical fantasy, steampunk
  • Horror Fiction: paranormal, gothic literature, splatterpunk
  • Supernatural Fiction
  • Superhero Fiction
  • Utopian and Dystopian Fiction
  • Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

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As you can see, speculative fiction pretty much covers, well, everything supernatural or fantastical. Vampire? Yep, that would fall under Horror or Fantasy. Shape-shifters? Ditto. Star Wars is definitely space opera.

So, what’s the point of doing two challenges that are similar (the Sci-Fi Challenge covers much of the same themes)? Well, I could limit myself to reading just the space and alien-themed books for the Sci-Fi Challenge and everything else for the Speculative Fiction Challenge, or some other variation.  Regardless, I will be doing the Excited level (six book).

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